Made with the Support of Cork County Council, “Our 1916” is a brand new 1-hour documentary which is being aired on Community Radio Youghal this Saturday the 29th of October at 2pm.
“Our 1916” documents the day to day life in Youghal around the time of 1916. It paints a picture of what life was like for our ancestors 100 years ago. It also looks at the historical landscape, industry, economy, living conditions and political climate in the area at the time.
The programme will feature stories of individuals and families caught up in the Rising of 1916 and also those families whose own family members were fighting abroad in the Great War. It looks at the conflict and turmoil within families that such situations caused at the time.
With contributions from local historians, the programme also captures stories from neighbouring villages such as Killeagh ,Tallow and Ardmore, where we hear heart-breaking and poignant stories of locals caught up in the troubles in the 1916 to 1922 era.
In what was a turbulent time in East Cork’s and West Waterford’s history, this programme will, we hope, be an important historical audio snapshot of life 100 years ago and help in preserving and celebrating the colourful history that exists in the local area.
You can hear Our 1916 at 2pm this Saturday the 29th of October on CRY104fm or online at www.cry104fm.com